RELEASE
October 05, 2010
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

Album Review

Much grander than the single-disc Power to the People but not nearly as lavish as the 11-disc Signature Box, the four-disc Gimme Some Truth is the middle ground of Apple/EMI’s 2010 John Lennon reissue series: a collection of four thematic collections offered at a reasonable price. Breaking any artist’s work into themes is tricky, but the topics here are broad enough to give the compilers some wiggle room: Working Class Hero contains Lennon’s protest songs, Woman his songs of love and women (“Mother” and “My Mummy’s Dead” don’t quite qualify as romantic tunes, after all), Borrowed Time features songs about “life,” and his rock & roll numbers are presented on a disc called Roots, oddly sharing its title with the controversial original unofficial release of Rock 'n' Roll (indeed, this Roots disc winds up containing the entirety of Rock 'n' Roll). Some of the selected songs may not quite fit the themes but the 72 cuts here contain much of Lennon’s solo best, making this a good thorough overview for those who need more than the hits but don’t want to invest in full albums. It’s at a very nice price point, too.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Working Class Herohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  2. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  3. Power to the Peoplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  4. Godhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  5. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Diehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  6. Gimme Some Truthhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  7. Sunday Bloody Sundayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  8. Steel and Glasshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  9. Meat Cityhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  10. I Don't Wanna Face Ithttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  11. Rememberhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  12. Woman Is the Nigger of the Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  13. I Found Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  14. Isolationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  15. Imaginehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  17. Give Peace a Chancehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  18. Only Peoplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  19. Motherhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  20. Hold Onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  21. You Are Herehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  22. Well Well Wellhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  23. Oh My Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  24. Oh Yoko!https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  25. Grow Old with Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  26. Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  27. Jealous Guyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  28. Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  29. Out the Blue [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  30. Bless Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  31. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  32. My Mummy's Deadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  33. I'm Losing Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  34. (Just Like) Starting Over [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  35. No. 9 Dreamhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  36. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  37. Mind Gameshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  38. Nobody Told Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  39. Cleanup Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  40. Crippled Insidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  41. How Do You Sleep?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  42. How?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  43. Intuitionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  44. I'm Stepping Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  45. Whatever Gets You Thru the Nighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  46. Old Dirt Roadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  47. Scaredhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  48. What You Gothttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  49. Cold Turkeyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  50. New York Cityhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  51. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  52. Borrowed Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  53. Look at Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  54. Watching the Wheelshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  55. Be-Bop-A-Lulahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  56. You Can't Catch Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  57. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  58. Tight AShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  59. Ain't That a Shamehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  60. Sweet Little Sixteenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  61. Do You Wanna Dancehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  62. Slippin' and Slidin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  63. Peggy Suehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  64. Medley: Bring It on Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  65. Yer Blues [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  66. Just Becausehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  67. Bony Moroniehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  68. Beef Jerkyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  69. Ya Yahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  70. Hound Dog [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  71. Stand by Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
  72. Here We Go Againhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5
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